Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 23rd, 2003
"Clinical records of 243 patients with smallpox consecutively admitted to the Southampton Street smallpox hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1901-1903 epidemic were reviewed," reported Michael R. Albert and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
They continued, "Smallpox was divided into five categories of varying severity; 47% of patients had varioloid, a relatively mild form of the disease usually occurring in...
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